kazakhstan documentary photography training program
The 2017 Kazakhstan NOOR-SFK Documentary Photography Training Program was developed to encourage and support photographers from Kazakhstan to develop their skills in documentary photography & visual storytelling. Over the course of the program, nine participants selected through an open call for applications were mentored & taught by NOOR photographers Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste, together with NOOR Alumni Timur Karpov, Elyor Nematov & Daria Tuminas. The program was moderated by NOOR’s Education Director, Asmara Pelupessy.
Participants & tutors came together for an intensive workshop in Almaty between 12 to 15 October 2017. During these days, participants shared their portfolios & projects with tutors, listened to & discussed tutor presentations on practical & creative issues, developing their project concepts & pitches throughout. On 13 October, we opened the doors to the training with a public lecture from Tanya & Sebastián & special NOOR 10th Anniversary screening at KIMEP University.
The training program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Soros Foundation Kazakhstan & Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project, with additional support from Nikon Kazakhstan & through partnership with MediaNet.
Below you can have a peak at the participants’ work. Click here for a short clip about the program.
Slideshow photos by Timur Epov, Danil Usmanov & Yerzhan Kurmanbay.